Nutopia is entering into a strategic collaboration with Pat Younge, the former leader of BBC Production and Travel Channel Media, to co-develop a new slate of global tv franchises with a focus on diversity and inclusion.

Younge recently announced his move to a non-executive role at the company he co-founded, Cardiff Productions, to create more time and space for new creative collaborations. He previously worked with Jane Root, founder and ceo of Nutopia, at the BBC and then Discovery Communications in the US.

Younge led the turnaround of Travel Channel Media, through the introduction of global hits like Man v Food and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. He was chief creative officer of BBC Productions (now Studios), where he led the teams who produced shows ranging from Top Gear to Luther and Strictly Come Dancing to natural history.

“I’m keen to take this opportunity to work with the world leader in mega-docs to develop new non-scripted global franchises, especially those rooted in the stories and perspectives of the African and Asian diaspora. Working again with Jane, an inspirational creative leader I know well, is precisely the kind of collaborations I wanted greater freedom to explore,” said Pat Younge.

Jane Root said. “With a highly exciting slate ahead of us, I look forward to bringing scale and impact to really important subject matters to captivate viewers across the globe.”





Pippa Considine

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